Safeguarding

St Paul's Way Trust School follows the procedures outlined by the Tower Hamlets Safer Partnership Board - a guide to procedure and practice for all professional staff in Tower Hamlets who work with children.

Please direct any concerns or queries regarding safeguarding to the safeguarding team at safeguarding@spwt.net

Safeguarding Team

Trust School

Firdusi Uddin - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Gloria Lynch - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Dionne Mottley - Safeguarding Officer
Owen Williams - Senior Pastoral Lead/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Emma McCay - Teacher for LAC
Nicola Brown - School Social Worker

Foundation School

Alice Greenwood - Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Siobhan Fehim - Interim Head of School and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Clare Lynam - Headteacher and Safeguarding Officer
Imogen Moore - Assistant Headteacher and Safeguarding Officer
David Hodges - Assistant Headteacher and Safeguarding Officer
Lily Thompson - Family and Wellbeing Assistant - Safeguarding Officer

More Safeguarding Information

Managing disclosures

If any student discloses that they are thinking of harming themselves, others or if someone is harming them, the safeguarding team must be notified immediately.

Confidentiality

Staff should be honest with the students in regards to the issue of confidentiality and its limitations. If it is necessary to pass on concerns about a student, for reasons of harm and safety, where possible this should be discussed with the student first before breaking that confidentiality.

If a child gives reason to believe that there may be underlying child protection issues, parents should not be informed, but the DSL Firdusi Uddin and the Trust safeguarding team via CPOMs or Clare Lynam and the Primary safeguarding team via CPOMs.

Sharing what a child has confided with you should not be shared with other members of staff unless in the best interest of the child (refer to the Safeguarding Policy for further details).

Policies

Signposting

Domestic abuse: get help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The Home Office has created domestic abuse guidance in Bengali, Somali, English and other languages. The guidance explains how to recognise and report domestic abuse and where victims and perpetrators can access support. Please visit the website to find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.

 

Reporting Abuse to CEOP

The button has been developed for children and young people and is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces. It provides children and young people with access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP.

Click on the image to report abuse:

CEOP takes all reports seriously and children of all ages can report through the Click CEOP button. The reporting form is designed to be as accessible as possible by children, but it is highly recommend that young children seek the support of an adult they trust to help them make a report.

All reports to CEOP are treated sensitively and are read and risk assessed by a CEOP Child Protection Adviser. It is not possible to report to CEOP anonymously as CEOP have a duty to ensure the child or young person is safe. Reports made outside of office hours are viewed by the NCA Control Centre. Urgent concerns about a child’s safety are referred by the Control Centre to local police. CEOP advise any urgent reports where a child is in immediate danger should be reported to the local police force where the child is located.